The battle for BJP’s top post heated up with party sources saying that veteran leader LK Advani has put forward the name of Sushma Swaraj as party chief. Ever since Nitin Gadkari’s name got dragged in a corruption case and his much publicised rift with Narendra Modi, there has been speculation that the incumbent chief may not get another term as BJP president.
However, the RSS is firmly supporting Gadkari’s extension. The RSS is backing Gadkari for re-nomination and party sources indicate that he is the front runner for the post.
Meanwhile, there is an attempt by many senior party leaders to build a consensus for Sushma Swaraj’s nomination.
The final decision is expected to be announced later in the day today.